Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture is an architecture, planning and interior design firm that practices nationally from our Near North studio in Chicago. Since 1987, HPA has striven to deliver design interpretations that share a common sensibility toward placemaking. In collaborative partnership with our clients, our creative team develops inspired and timeless architecture that responds to the unique attributes of each project. On our engagements, we undertake a rigorous study of a place and its history, patterns, and strengths in order to develop design ideas that are infused into our buildings, making them feel like they belong and are authentic to their space.

HPA: 30 Years is an architectural monograph that tells the story of our firm’s evolution within the context of our former West Loop meat-packing neighborhood. Our prolific portfolio reflects our approach of incorporating knowledge-based trends and effective project management to foster sustainable design solutions that activate the urban landscape and transform the way people live, work and interact with each other.

Read the Art of Placemaking, an essay from HPA: 30 Years, here.